Paul Collins
Paul Collins

Mod/power pop pioneers Peter Case and Paul Collins, who first banded together in the seminal new wave band the Nerves, are going on tour together. They're skipping Orange County, but on Mar. 7 they'll be at the Echo in LA, Mar. 8 in San Diego at Bar Pink, and Mar. 9 at Pioneertown (near Joshua Tree) at Pappy & Harriet's--so there are enough SoCal venues on their list.

The tour will see Case and Collins performing songs from the Plimsouls (which Case played in after the Nerves) and the Beat and the Breakaways for Collins. They'll have a full band, so they'll probably be playing a load of gems on this  eight-week tour.

The Nerves' Peter Case and Paul Collins to Reunite on Tour and Release Material Recorded at the Golden Bear

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Case is also set to release Beach Town Confidential, a live album of Plimsouls material recorded onstage at the Golden Bear in Huntington Beach, CA, on Aug. 13, 1983, when the four-piece was at the height of their fame. "Beach Town Confidential," featuring six songs that have never been recorded by the Plimsouls before, will be released on Feb. 7.

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